Interswitch, Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce company, has announced that starting today it will support Google Pay on its Interswitch Payment Gateway (IPG) platform. This will empower businesses and individuals in Nigeria to benefit from the simplicity and security of contactless payments and digital storage, aligning with the global trend towards more streamlined transactions.
Through this integration, merchants can now store payment details within Google Wallet, facilitating a smoother checkout process on the Interswitch platform, and heightening the user experience. Additionally, the partnership enables the acceptance of international cards on the Interswitch Payment Gateway, positioning businesses to seamlessly cater to a broader international clientele.
Muyiwa Asagba, Managing Director of Digital Commerce & Merchant Acquiring at Interswitch, in a statement said, "We are proud to align with Google Pay, as it exemplifies our commitment to delivering cutting-edge payment solutions that facilitate seamless transactions for businesses and their customers. By integrating Google Pay into our Payment Gateway, we are empowering businesses to harness the potential of a global customer base while ensuring secure and reliable payments."
Utilizing Google Pay on the Interswitch platform ensures safer transactions fortified by advanced security measures. This includes industry-standard tokenization where transactions utilize a virtual card number, adding an extra layer of protection against potential fraud. In cases of misplaced devices, users can quickly safeguard their information using the "Find my device" function.
As a technology-centric company, Interswitch continues to align with brands that hold shared values to drive the evolution of payments across Africa and beyond. The integration with Google Pay is a pivotal step towards transforming the online payment landscape, enabling businesses and consumers to thrive in an interconnected digital world.
Jenny Cheng, Vice President, and General Manager, of Google Wallet said “Google Pay provides a fast, easy, and safe way for users in more than 70 countries and territories to pay with their Android phone or Wear OS device. Users can simply add their debit and credit cards to the Google Wallet app and feel confident that their financial information is safe and secure when they’re making a purchase or catching a train.”
Businesses and consumers eager to experience the benefits of Google Pay on the Interswitch Payment Gateway can sign up on the Interswitch platform today.